of Life…. This is the title to Hasan Daniş 2nd solo exhibition and
he has many reasons and experiences, I am sure, having been born in 1941 – just
as I by the way – to reflect upon. Life is beautiful, he says, when I see him,
and I have been very lucky in my life. I
am happy that I can follow my dream to paint which has been my wish since my
have met Hasan Daniş many years ago when he was studying painting in the studio
110 of Feridun Işıman.
favourite themes have always been portraits and landscapes. He takes pictures
of those people, or of landscapes and street scenes, he would like to paint and
then retires to his studio – his former garage he converted into a comfortable
studio complete with air-condition. There he can paint with oil colours without
disturbing others with the typical odor that can cause headaches with some
people. He prefers painting in oil because it suits his working style, careful
and detailed, he says, he can reach the envisioned colour easier if he works
slowly and controlled. Acrylic dries too fast for his needs.
year he has exhibited 52 works, portraits and landscapes, mostly of his family
and of friends, but also of public figures, for example Meral Akıncı, Dr. Sibel
Siber and Mehmet Harmancı. They all came
for the opening. Hasan has mastered the
basic rules of portrait painting and his portraits really look very lively. From
the landscapes he has done you can see that he did it with all his heart, he is
a romantic through and through. He is known for his excellent brush work.
He has participated in 11 art exhibitions and, as I said
before, now had his second solo exhibition. He has good powers of observation especially
with the persons he portrays; he gives them the proper background and chooses
the colours that underline the character.
With respect to the landscapes I would say that he loves
Cyprus; and being a good observer, he has found the right approach to do the
clouds in the sky. They can be dramatic as we all know.
The exhibition will be open until 24 October on working days
09:00 – 13:00 hrs and 14:00 – 18:00 hrs
and on Saturday 09:00 – 13:00 hrs.